[EMS Discuss] Target range - Elephant in the room?

Benjamin Hallert ben at vipmail.com
Fri Jan 31 08:21:02 PST 2014

Option 1 sounds reasonable.  Following Cord's entreaty, I worked on it this weekend (doing some work on Bob hardware stuff) but I don't have a vibe that anyone else is actively working on it.  If that's not correct, let me know.  - Ben

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com>

> During the space improvement night we got to discussing the target shooting
> range project again.  This can be a touchy subject because some members put
> a lot of time and money into this project already.  Some other members feel
> that it takes up too much space for the value it brings to EMS, and some
> also question the value it would bring even if it was finished and
> functional (in comparison to the space it takes up)
> We've had several email threads about this subject in the past and they
> generally end with people saying they don't want to scrap the project and
> they will help out on the project, but only a couple of people ever seem to
> actually follow through.  And unfortunately those people don't have the
> time or funding to finish it right now.  At this point something has to be
> done.
> We believe there are a few options for this project:
> Option 1. We can disassemble the project.  People can take their stuff back
> and useful unclaimed parts can go into bins for public use.  Maybe we can
> save some pieces for display?  Like Bob the robot or the awesome ammo case
> with guns inside.  Anything that can be displayed without taking up too
> much space.  The rest gets recycled or thrown away.
> Option 2. The team needs to start paying for project storage as per the EMS
> storage policy.
> Option 3. If the team doesn't want to pay, the team needs to get 51% of the
> membership to approve the project as a sponsored project as per the EMS
> storage policy.
> Option 4. The team can take the project off site to store it/work on it
> until they can find the time to put more work into it.
> I think it would be fair to take a week to discuss this and let the members
> who are involved make a decision.  Then we can move forward as a community
> from there.  Let's have the discussion in this thread and figure it out.
>  I'll send out an update on 2/7/2014 so this isn't forgotten.
> Rick
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